Fujifilm will release a series of firmware updates for its X-series cameras in the weeks before Christmas.

Starting on 5 December will be the  release of the Ver. 3.10 update for the X-Pro1, which offers the following adjustments:

1. Improve the cover range and accuracy of the bright frame in the OVF
The cover range of the bright frame displaying the shooting area in the optical viewfinder has been improved so that a field of view closer to the actual image can be checked. By maintaining the position of the bright frame with parallax compensation during AF lock, the shooting area can be checked even when letting go of the shutter release.

2. See the exposure setting in live-view and histogram
The images and histogram will reflect current exposure levels (with the shutter speed and aperture set during manual exposure also displayed on the image). In scenarios where the live view and the final shot will appear differently, e.g.: when using flash, this setting can be turned off.

3. Aperture and shutter speed can be changed once AE lock is selected
The aperture or shutter speed can be changed while maintaining exposure (EV value) with the AE lock button. The photographer has the ability to tweak settings down to the very last moment before shooting.

4. The default and maximum sensitivity and minimum shutter speed can be set when ISO AUTO is selected
When selecting “AUTO” in the ISO setting, users can also set standard ISO, Maximum ISO and a low-speed shutter limit. The Low-speed shutter limit has been extended to 1/500 seconds.

5. New functionality allowing you to edit image filenames
An image filename (DSCF***) is automatically allocated to each picture when shooting, this can now be changed to your filename of choice. This added functionality is useful when organising the images after shooting, and sorting the images into groups.

6. Change of numbering for images shot using continuous shooting
When shooting using continuous shooting, only the first image is currently displayed in full screen and subsequent frames are displayed in small on the bottom right, and the file number was set as “S+7-digit number”. With the new firmware, all frames in continuous shooting are displayed as full screen shots in playback. The file number has also been altered to follow numerically as per standard single shots, thereby allowing uniform management of images after shooting.

7. Improvement of RAW file conversion function
When developing RAF images in-camera using the built-in RAW file converter, the firmware upgrade improves the flow by taking you back to the original RAF image once the conversion has been done, whereas before it left you with the converted JPG file on screen and the user had to go back to the next RAF file manually.

Following the X-Pro1 update will be the firmware upgrades for the X-E1, X100S and X-E2 models, which are scheduled for release on 19 December. same improvements as listed above for each camera model. They will be available from the Support page of the company’s website at http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/.